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Valenca, PT

European Commodity Buyer

About LEAR:


Lear, a global automotive technology leader in Seating and E-Systems, enables superior in-vehicle experiences for consumers around the world. Our diverse team of talented employees in 38 countries is driven by a commitment to innovation, operational excellence, and sustainability. Lear is Making every drive better™ by providing the technology for safer, smarter, and more comfortable journeys. Lear, headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, serves every major automaker in the world and ranks #179 on the Fortune 500. 



Position Overview:


The European Commodity Buyer is in charge of all Purchasing related activities for the Commodity which is linked to all existing and future seating projects in Europe.

This position requires a strong interface with our Business Units and manufacturing plants located all across Europe (in Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, South Africa and Russia).



Main Responsibilities:


  • Identify and implement cost reduction opportunities in line with annual purchasing saving targets for Commodity.
  • Define and implement European supplier strategy for commodity ( in line with Global strategy)
  • Drive Initial sourcing and/ or re- sourcing process, manage supplier selection process from Request For Quotations to business award:
    • Define bidding list in line with supplier strategy for Commodity
    • Landed cost comparison
    • Negotiations
    • Sourcing Committee
    • Make or Buy
    • Supplier contracts
    • Management of Engineering change notices
    • Purchase order administration and maintenance
  • Support operational functions in solving supplier quality and logistic issues



Qualification and Technical Skills:


  • Business degree or combined engineering and business degree (or equivalent)
  • Ideally Technical background and/ or purchasing experience (+2 years)
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Teamoriented and able to work independently
  • Proficiency in English, a second foreign language is preferable
  • Very good MS Office Knowledge (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Project and Access)




If your are interested, please submit your CV in English language.